Health Technology Assessment (HTA) of biomedical devices requires different methods than those usually employed for pharmaceuticals. In fact, there are important differences between medical devices and drugs that can influence the assessment of their...
Name: HTA didactic contents for Biomedical Engineers
Duration: 36 Months
Deliver didactic materials on HTA specifically designed for BME and CE
Adapt those contents for the eLearning platform and for printing
Create a repository of continuously updated HTA didactic material specifically designed for BME, which will cover:
Basic material: introducing basic principles, methods and tools of HTA;
Advanced material: advanced HTA methods, tools and relevant case studies;
Professional material: HTA studies commissioned at micro- (hospital), meso- (Regional) or macro-level (National or supranational, i.e. WHO) will be collected and adapted for didactic purposes and to share best practices among BME.
Material on HTA of medical devices in low- and middle-income contexts and will be prepared in collaboration with WHO.
Name: Student/young researchers mobility & organization of writing sessions for future grants on collaborative actions on HTA
Facilitate collaboration among HTAD members and with any other IFMBE affiliated society member by supporting short visits of young academics and students.
Facilitate seeding of future projects, this project will support short visits of academics and post-grad students aiming to seed wider and potentially interesting future HTA-related projects of strategic interest for IFMBE and for the division.
An Horizon2020 COST collaborative action on HTA of medical devices open to all members of national and transnational societies affiliated with the IFMBE, aiming to scale-up future IFMBE activities in HTA, by promoting the organization of congress, summer schools, guidelines and similar other initiatives on a world-wide scale.